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Paul Tapner Senior Principal Lawyer, Personal Injury - Serious Injuries

Experience Profile

Paul is a Personal Injury Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Cambridge and Manchester.

He specialises in serious injury claims and is part of highly-qualified teams who fight complex and difficult cases.

Both the Spinal Injuries Association and Headway, the brain injury association, accredit his teams as specialist solicitors.

He is a member of The Law Society’s specialist accreditation panel for personal injury work.

He routinely wins large sums in compensation for claimants – many in excess of one million pounds.


  • Complex chronic pain 
  • Head and brain injury
  • Spinal injury
  • Fatal accidents


  • Chambers and Partners 2017 Band 1: He has been praised for his ability to "take a sensible overview of a case," describing him as "a good tactician" who has a "very good bedside manner."
  • Legal 500: Paul is "highly experienced and full of fight."
  • Legal 500, 2016: Paul is an "excellent tactician and very experienced in adult TBI cases."

Career history

  • Since 2013 Slater and Gordon
  • 1985 – 2013 Taylor Vinters Solicitors
  • Cambridge University

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Law Society
  • Specialist in the Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme
  • Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • Member of the Eastern Region Brain Injury Forum
  • Brain Injury Group panel member

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